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The Hon. Barack H. Obama working at the the "Resolute desk". This desk is a large, nineteenth-century partners' desk often chosen by presidents of the United States for use in the White House Oval Office as the Oval Office desk. It was a gift from Queen Victoria to President Rutherford B. Hayes in 1880 and was built from the timbers of the British Arctic Exploration ship Resolute. (explanation from Wikipedia)

Official White House portrait of President Obama in the Oval Office (2013)